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Scenario: The car is locked up tight. The car battery is deader than a doornail (whatever that is). You can't access the battery, since it's under the hood and the hood latch is inside the car and the doors are electrically operated by the dead battery. OnStar can't do anything because the battery is dead. The owner's manual is in the glove box, behind the locked doors.

Chevy has you covered. In the owner's manual, page 20 the procedure is described. I hope you never need this info.

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I haven't tried this process, but I'm assuming it will work. Ahhh, the pleasure of reading the Owner's Manual. It's nice having it as a PDF.
 

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I guess I need to start reading the manual.:D
I had no idea what I call the key fob. they call a remote key entry or RKE actually has a key. You have to push the chrome button on the side to get it to separate and then you can put the key in that opening. My equinox you pushed a button to get the key to flip out and start the car with key in cylinder. I remember after buying the new TB thinking to myself what no key? What if the battery is dead? and meant to ask the salesman and must of got distracted by something else and didn't ask.
So, thank you for the education.
 

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Scenario: The car is locked up tight. The car battery is deader than a doornail (whatever that is). You can't access the battery, since it's under the hood and the hood latch is inside the car and the doors are electrically operated by the dead battery. OnStar can't do anything because the battery is dead. The owner's manual is in the glove box, behind the locked doors.

Chevy has you covered. In the owner's manual, page 20 the procedure is described. I hope you never need this info.

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I haven't tried this process, but I'm assuming it will work. Ahhh, the pleasure of reading the Owner's Manual. It's nice having it as a PDF.
Yep. Had to do this today. Not sure what caused the battery to die. Only had it for one week.
 

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Yep. Had to do this today. Not sure what caused the battery to die. Only had it for one week.
Sorry to hear about the dead battery. When you do find out why it died please share with us. Hopefully it was just a defective battery.

Steve
 

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yea a new car, dead battery, please report back what it was.
Yea this car has so much stuff I have read the manual casually a few times and learn more each time.
 

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I have had this happen on other vehicles when subsystems failed to power down when the car was turned off (Ford Sync3). I've also done it to myself at the start of the pandemic when I left a usb charger plugged into the 12v and then left the car unused for a few weeks.

I'm keen to learn what caused this issue for @mopel
 
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